Thursday, April 15, 2010

So far, so good!

So first of all, I wanted to thank you guys for your running tips. I've actually made it to the gym 2 nights in a row now and I took a lot of your advice. I have to admit, I'm still a little sore - but I'm pretty sure that it's because of how horribly out of shape I am - and it's NOTHING compared to that first night. Now I have another "fitness" type question for you. For those of you larger chested girls out there (like me) WHERE do you find a good sports bra? It's so frustrating!! I've tried a bunch of different brands and either they are so uncomfortable that I can't stand wearing them longer than 5 minutes, or they aren't any more supportive than my NORMAL bras! Any help here would be greatly appreciated!

Anyway, on to the food! I'm actually quite surprised at how well this week is going. Don't get me wrong, it's (I'm) certainly not perfect, but so far, so good! I was a little concerned after Tuesday's lunch but I'm actually managing to stay pretty well on track! See some of you already know that Mondays is my weigh-in at Weight Watchers, which means that Tuesday is the first day of my "WW" week. Tuesday is the day I start with a fresh 35 weekly points to spend along with my 25 daily points. Well Tuesday I went out for lunch with a co-worker and I had the whole thing planned. I knew where we were going and what I would order before we even got there! THEN my co-worker opened the menu and spotted a picture of the garlic cheese bread. She commented on how good it looked and said that we just HAD to try it, and she was so excited about it I just couldn't say "sorry, I'm not eating that!". PLUS, at first I thought she might just be saying it and not really planning on ordering it. But then when the waitress came over to take our drink order, she actually DID order it - and since it was just the two of us it's not like I could really NOT eat some once it came! My weight watchers leader always says that we are in control over what we put in our mouths no matter what anyone says - it is always OUR choice what we eat, even if we don't think it is. While I completely agree with that (it WAS my choice to eat that garlic bread), there are some situations that just make it extremely difficult to avoid eating something you never would have picked yourself.

While we are on the subject of restaurants, I would just like to say that in this day and age, with all the health crazes going on, I find it extremely disappointing that some chain restaurants still don't think it's necessary to make nutritional information available to the public. Now I'm not talking about the corner diner that's a one of a kind, and I'm not even suggesting that chains put the nutritional info on the menu - but if the menu is available on the company's web site - the nutritional information should too! I mentioned that as soon as I knew where we were going for lunch, I knew what I would order - this is definitely true (I ordered off the 'lighter side' menu), it makes it really difficult to count points for something when you have NO IDEA what the nutritional information is. Even though I did order from the lighter side menu, with a typical restaurant meal anywhere from 500-1500 calories - "lighter" could mean almost ANYTHING. Well I guess that's my little rant for the night.

So other than that rogue lunch I've pretty much stayed within the points I should be. I've also managed to avoid those dreaded cookies! I've gone to Subway the last 2 nights after the gym and while I haven't ordered any cookies I have gotten chips instead. HEAR ME OUT!!!! I've gotten one of those small bags of Baked Lays which only run 3pts a bag (as opposed to 10pts for the two cookies!!) That's a significant difference!! This way I feel like I'm treating myself, but in a much more points friendly manner! It's still really hard for me to say no to those cookies though because I am definitely a sweet person (vs. salty). I like chips and all, but I would MUCH MUCH rather have the cookies!

Anyway, I guess that's it for tonight. Hopefully I can keep this up over the weekend and have a decent weight loss on Monday! We'll see what happens!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure what you mean by "larger" but I was a 42D when I started working out (I'm now down to a 38B, which makes it much easier to find sportsbras) and honestly, the best place to find a good sportsbra is an honest-to-goodness lingerie store (I use LaSenza here in Canada) with knowledgeable salespeople. You're going to want a "encapsulated" style, for high-impact sports (like running) and really, go with the underwire. You'll appreciate the added support. Get properly fitted and TRY ON a few different styles. And really try them out. Bounce up and down, do a few jumping jacks, whatever. Racerbacks provide more support, but some find them uncomfortable. Wide straps are an absolute must. And watch the material! I always look for something made of the same Climalite material or CoolMax that my gym gear is made from, so it pulls moisture away from my skin. If you still don't feel adequately supported, you can always get a plain, camisole type-tank (again, look for moisture wicking material) with a built in compression bra to wear under your top to provide added support. I usually get these one size down to be sure they're fitting snug and doing their job (because those built in bras kinda suck).

    A suggestion on your Subway cookie dilemma - why not forgo the chips/cookies altogether and pick up some Special K Fruit Crisps? They're only 100 calories per package (each pkg has two crisps) they're sweet, very yummy, and less of a hit on your points. Just carry a couple packages in your purse or a box in your car.

    And I hear you on the restaurant issue. I took me over an hour to find a restaurant I could go out to and have a meal that didn't wreck my calorie intake for the day!

    Cheers and good luck,